As a child, raised and taught to be conscious of the history of our country, my pigment and its role in my future. Coming of age has been mind-boggling; Faced with the onset of reality. To see, in a society so progressive in thought and modern in legislation, that we still live under the rule of outdated laws, predicated on erroneous thought, proves that (in this society) prejudices overshadow intellect in most ways. Racism still exist and it is poorly masked by the facade of “Equal Rights” and equal opportunity. – (Two completely different things, separated through economics.)